TWO MINUTES WITH: DAWN

TWO MINUTES WITH: DAWN


DAWN is waiting to initiate you all to their coven. A mix of trance-like vocals, mesmerising harmonies, fuzzed-out bass and rolling drums—their latest self-titled EP was released in August and it is nothing short of a “hypnotic wall of doom”.

Supporting Ufomammut and Monolord on October 7 at the Bald Faced Stag in Sydney with Comacozer, we chat to guitarist Dharma Lovelace as part of the Two Minutes With series.

INTERVIEWS: MONOLORD

INTERVIEWS: MONOLORD

“You’ve got to be reckless and ruthless with material, otherwise it doesn’t satisfy. You have to create chaos to get the good stuff.” – Esben Willems, Monolord

In three short years, Monolord has conquered the world. Or so it seems, from their almost meteoric rise and touring schedule. 2016 alone has seen them jump from the European festival circuit—including stops at Hellfest, Freak Valley and Desertfest—to American shores. All off the back of their second full length, Vænir (2015). 

DIVTECH: STASIS CONFINES, ACTION CONDITIONS

DIVTECH: STASIS CONFINES, ACTION CONDITIONS

Many purists of most once analog or organic genres will tend to be of the belief that digitising something once forged by wood, metal and rhythmic human endurance somehow automatically detracts from it’s legitimacy as an art form or especially a valid form of music worthy of their over inflated sense of authority. 

Divtech hail’s from Orange County, California (although currently in Cincinnati) and blursts a densely eclectic and chaotic collage of abrasive stylistic violence. I gotta say this is some of the truly toughest punk-oriented sonic material I’ve stumbled upon in a while, despite that it is most likely entirely electronic in origin. 

TWO MINUTES WITH: EARTH TONGUE

TWO MINUTES WITH: EARTH TONGUE

Wellington’s Earth Tongue are all about the riff—specifically the warmer, fuzzier side of things. This duo—featuring Gussie Larkins from Mermaidens and Ezra Simons of Red Sky Blues—have just released their debut EP, Portable Shrine, this month.

Now they are gearing up for their next high point, supporting Ufomammut and Monolord at the San Fran on October 3 with fellow locals, Spook The Horses. We chatted to the pair as part of our Two Minutes With series.

TWO MINUTES WITH: ZONG

TWO MINUTES WITH: ZONG

ZONG are a transcendental trio from Brisbane that combine heavy and experimental psyche with pummelling riffs. They've only played five shows in the short time they've been together (we're talking four months here), but you can tell they are destined for great things.

Joining fellow locals Hobo Magic at the Crowbar on October 6 in support of Ufomammut and Monolord, we chatted to guitarist Zac Anderson as part of our Two Minutes With series.